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Sacré Bleu lights Paris St Germain player arrested in connection with ‘violent’ attack on teammate

The attack happened when the players were travelling home from a team dinner together

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Aminata Diallo, a player for Paris St.Germain’s women’s team has been arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged violent attack on her teammate.

Fellow player Kheira Hamraoui was reportedly dragged from her car on Thursday November 4th by two men who struck her in the legs with metal bars.

According to French publication L’Equipe the incident took place after a team dinner. Kheira accepted a lift home from Aminata after the meal. The car the women were travelling in was then stopped by masked men who pulled the women from the vehicle. It has been reported that one assailant held Diallo back as she watched her teammate being beaten.

As a result of the attack, 31-year-old Hamraoui, who is recovering with injuries to her hands and legs, missed Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Real Madrid which saw the French side win 4-0. Diallo made the team’s starting line-up as a midfielder.

26-year-old Aminata was arrested at her home in Marly-le-Roi by French police early this morning.

In a statement, the club said: “Paris St Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the club’s players last Thursday evening.

“Paris St Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed.

“Since Thursday evening the club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women’s team.”

The club also confirmed that they are working with local police to “clarify the facts”.

“Paris St Germain is working with the Versailles Police to clarify the facts. The club is paying close attention to the progress of the proceedings and will study what action to take.”

Aminata has played at the club for five years, while Kheira joined from Spanish club Barcelona FC in July of this year.

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